AWeber vs. MailerLite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWeber
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
AWeber is an email marketing and automation solution. It provides support for mobile-friendly HTML email newsletters, autoresponder campaigns, subscriber segmentation and management, RSS-to-email features, signup forms for websites or blogs, and more.
$0
Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
MailerLite
Score 8.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
MailerLite is an email marketing platform. Users can create professional newsletters, landing pages and websites using a drag & drop editor with AI generator or by customizing pre-designed templates. And manage campaigns on-the-go in the iOS app. MailerLite helps to connect with an audience using advanced targeting, automations and surveys. It integrates with Zapier, Stripe, WordPress, Shopify and other tools and platforms. MailerLite offers a Forever Free account including 24/7 support and a 30…
$10
per month
Pricing
AWeberMailerLite
Editions & Modules
AWeber Free
$0
Up to 500 subscribers & 3,000 email sends per month
AWeber Lite
$14.99
per month
AWeber Plus
$29.99
per month
Forever free plan
$0
1,000 subscribers
Growing
$10
per month 3 users
Advanced
$21
per month Unlimited users
Enterprise
Custom pricing
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWeberMailerLite
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$10 2500 subscribers
Additional DetailsAWeber offers a free plan up to 500 subscribers and 3,000 email sends per month. Pricing for the Plus Plan is determined based on the total number of subscribers in your account. Pricing starts as low as $29.99/month (or $20/month if billed annually).Additional 30% discount available to Non-profit organizations.
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AWeber

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MailerLite
Chose MailerLite
MailerLite is our choice because: Mailchimp: MailerLite has more features in the basic package. Mailchimp wants an upgrade with most features. AWeber: Doesn't have the scaling price so we don't pay for what we do not use. It is a bit clunky as well compared to the MailerLite …
Chose MailerLite
I've used many different email automation tools over the past decade. MailerLite has become one of my favorite tools in the past year as it keeps improving and expanding its features. I've used AWeber for over a decade (and continue to use it) and decided to try MailerLite to …
Chose MailerLite
Automation is the key feature that sold me. I had it for free and a generous 12k sends monthly for 1000 or less subscribers. I will surely upgrade soon once I exhaust the list. Currently at 600+ as of writing.

For everything else, their customization is on par with Mailchimp and …
Chose MailerLite
Aside from ConvertKit which I feel is very much a different type of tool, Mailerlite kills the competition on price, design, functionality and features. I have used several email marketing tools trying to find out which one would work best for me and my business, as well as …
Top Pros
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Features
AWeberMailerLite
Email & Online Marketing
Comparison of Email & Online Marketing features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
7.7
31 Ratings
5% below category average
MailerLite
8.5
62 Ratings
5% above category average
WYSIWYG email editor8.830 Ratings7.354 Ratings
Dynamic content7.03 Ratings9.150 Ratings
Landing pages6.04 Ratings8.551 Ratings
A/B testing7.97 Ratings8.538 Ratings
Mobile optimization7.026 Ratings8.547 Ratings
Email deliverability reporting7.931 Ratings8.656 Ratings
List management8.031 Ratings9.256 Ratings
Triggered drip sequences8.927 Ratings8.536 Ratings
Ability to test dynamic content00 Ratings8.244 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
8.5
31 Ratings
10% above category average
MailerLite
6.3
57 Ratings
20% below category average
Dashboards8.927 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Standard reports8.831 Ratings6.957 Ratings
Custom reports7.826 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Pre-Send Testing
Comparison of Pre-Send Testing features of Product A and Product B
AWeber
7.6
3 Ratings
8% below category average
MailerLite
7.7
49 Ratings
7% below category average
URL Validation7.73 Ratings00 Ratings
Link Tracking8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Image Validation7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Inbox Display7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Spam Testing7.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Previews8.43 Ratings7.749 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWeberMailerLite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(37 ratings)
8.3
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.8
(6 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(3 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.4
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWeberMailerLite
Likelihood to Recommend
AWeber
AWeber is an excellent email marketing solution for small to mid-sized businesses, especially those that are just starting with email marketing campaigns. AWeber is also good for bloggers. But it's not perfect for an affiliate marketer who wants to make a landing page on AWeber. Businesses that require advanced segmentation options may need to consider other email marketing platforms.
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Mailerlite
The tool is really very complete. I have created regular campaigns, Workflows, and A/B tests in my campaigns and I have not had any limitations. I have tried other platforms that are not as complete in the free version like MailerLite. This makes me want to upgrade to the premium version and I'm sure you will get the same benefits.
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Pros
AWeber
  • List building: AWeber makes it easy to grow opt-in subscribers through customizable signup forms as well an integration with tools like Sumo and Hustle Pro.
  • List segmentation: with a little more information about each subscriber, it's easy to create custom segmented lists based on different criteria.
  • Deliverability: AWeber enforces opt-in rules to keep spammers out of its system and improve deliverability rates for reputable users. We rarely have issues with our messages from AWeber being routed to spam folders.
  • Double opt-in: AWeber makes it easy to set up double opt-in to make extra certain you have a high-quality mailing list.
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Mailerlite
  • Offers a user-friendly interface, making it simple to create beautiful forms, group subscribers, and automate emails.
  • Includes email automation workflows in their free plan - the only provider I know of that doesn't charge you after one month or hit you with "transaction fees".
  • Excellent video tutorial library so you can learn email marketing as a beginner without feeling overwhelmed.
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Cons
AWeber
  • Aweber would be even better if it had the ability to host landing pages. I have to use a tool like landingpages.net to do this if I don't want to create the landing pages as part of my client's website. If I manage their site, it isn't a problem, but it keeps me from using Aweber for clients who manage their own sites or dont' have one.
  • Aweber would greatly benefit from a more robust reseller program. Firms like mine have multiple clients and, with each client needing an individual Aweber account, it would be nice to have access to margin so that we could resell the services.
  • Along the lines of a reseller program, it would be great of Aweber allowed resellers to white label the interface and administrate multiple accounts from one agency account.
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Mailerlite
  • I would add more types of inbox previews so people can see their campaigns across more channels
  • Mailerlite could definitely use a few more default fields, and more field types. This is an area where we get stuck writing more custom fields than we like. I want to see a variety of fields, from text box, to radio buttons, drop downs and more date options.
  • Custom fields should be able to be organized according to the list type. Custom fields that are added show up on ALL subscriber profiles, so if you were building a list that had a field for the type of pet someone had because you run a Dog Walking Business, but also had a list that only served Sponsors, that dog walking option would show up on all your subscriber types. If there's a way to change this and I missed it, my bad, but I haven't yet found that to be the case.
  • I'd really like to see Mailerlite have the option of adding a subscriber midway through the process, and a RESEND option, whether that is to non-openers or people who are new to a list. While you can set up drip campaigns or triggers to send certain emails when people change their status, it seems a bit too time consuming.
  • I'd love to see a date specific reminder email template for meetings. That would be awesome and speed things up quite a bit.
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Likelihood to Renew
AWeber
AWeber is easy and intuitive for me use. I really like the simplicity and the structure of the work flow as it saves me time. AWeber also integrates with all the other programs, systems and gateways that I use on a daily basis (WordPress, Paypal, LeadPages, Facebook and more) and if I have any questions or have trouble the AWeber customer service technicians are very helpful.
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Mailerlite
Mailerlite is awesome and it does everything I need and then some. They're always innovating and adding new features, and their team is flippin' amazing. Can't see myself ever switching. They may not have everything, but looking at how well their team works, they'll get there for sure and I'm willing to wait.
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Usability
AWeber
See previous answers ... the design / customization interface could be more intuitive and elegant .. for example, for me it has been difficult to easily figure out how to place pictures / images to the right, left or center of text.
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Mailerlite
Overall it's super simple to get started and use the service. For those who need a bit more help, the support team is accessible.
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Support Rating
AWeber
I have always received prompt phone or live chat support that has resolved my issues on the first call in a competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner. By contrast MailChimp offers no live chat or phone support; they only offer email support and the response time for MailChimp is slow by comparison to AWeber.
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Mailerlite
Timely responses, quality answers to my questions, showing that the support are knowledgeable and cares about my results. I've had other experiences with competitors, so I'm delighted that this team cares about my business. It's good to know there are real experts ready to jump in when you need help
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Alternatives Considered
AWeber
We often use Canva to design our content and then export it as an image to upload into Aweber, as Aweber designs and limitations are too much of a hindrance to our needs. Canva is a brilliant tool for marketing and saves you a lot of time being able to adapt or change an existing template you create.
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Mailerlite
The company I wanted to mention isn't in your dropdown list: BEACONS. While they're more like LinkTree, they also have a great feature to build a newsletter following and their AI prompts encourage you to send more newsletter blasts and then help write the e-mail for you with the blogs/YouTube videos already embedded for example.
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Return on Investment
AWeber
  • Aweber delivers my email fast and reliably, never had a problem tech support could not handle (by the way, their support is great!)
  • Since I have been with Aweber for so many years, I have an unlimited plan for a very affordable rate
  • Aweber may not be a sexy as some of the new kids on the block, but it is a solid offering you should consider when choosing an autoresponder
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Mailerlite
  • Gives us the ability to track the popularity of content in our email as well as who has read the content.
  • The customizable layout gives us the opportunity to be creative and have our culture shine through our company communication.
  • The ability to see who has un-subscribed helps our HR department to see who isn't receiving important company information so we can ask them to re-subscribe.
  • Helps our company to be more transparent and communicate more effectively.
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ScreenShots

AWeber Screenshots

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MailerLite Screenshots

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